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Algorithms in Geographical Information Systems


Course content

The purpose of this course is to provide the basic mathematical and computer science theory in GIS, building on to the general theory of GIS and learned to use GIS as a tool in spatial analysis that students were acquainted with in the basic GIS courses. The content of this advanced course is necessary to evaluate the results of the analysis and to perform more advanced analysis tools that are not available in a standard GIS software.

Teaching methods

The lectures in the course deal with the most important algorithms in a GIS. Exercises are mainly focused on programming these algorithms. The course concludes with an individual project. Teaching consists of lectures, exercises and project work.

Course coordinator

Course facts

Level: Advanced
Credits: 7.5 ECTS
Period: Autumn, period 2
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements and courses equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Physical Geography, including 30 ECTS in GIS or three years of study at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH)

Course syllabus (pdf, 221 kb, new window)
Course syllabus for students of the Faculty of Engineering